14 Apr 2011

Tagore Festival

Satish Kumar,editor of Resurgence magazine, has initiated the Tagore Festival at Dartington's beatiful Estate, from Sunday 1st to Saturday 7th of May.
Celebrating the life of India's Nobel poet, first avant-garde artist,and political activist, acts have been drawn from all over the world and include names such as Jane Goodall, Vandana Shiva, Deepak Chopra, Michael Morpurgo, and dozens of others. Activists, writers, dancers, musicians, and poets have been invited.

Thursday's event 'Gitanjali' is named after Tagore's esteemed poetry book,and takes place at nearby Sharpham House,. Its poets include Simon Armitage, Zena Edwards, Benjamin Zephaniah, Malika Booker, Brian Patten, Matt Harvey and others, as well local (Devon) poets, are taking part.

I'm running an event comprising a short talk and workshop called 'Divergent Fire - Tagore and Creativity' on Monday 2nd May at midday,and am also hosting one of a series of The Culture Cafe,on Wednesday 4th May at 5.30, doing a few poems including new ones. I'm looking forward to introducing some new and emerging poetry and spoken-word artists who are former students from my WEA classes. Both events at Dartington.

Details of all events: http://www.dartington.org/tagore

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